- Tom Sgouros
March for our Lives, in RI, June 11
Saturday, June 11, at the Statehouse, 12-2. Be there to support sensible gun controls. In Rhode Island, it appears to be the state Senate that is the main obstacle to reducing access to military-grade firearms.
As I write this on Thursday morning, the House Judiciary Committee (chaired by NK Representative Bob Craven) will vote out three bills: to raise the age from 18 to 21 for purchasing long guns, to eliminate open carry for rifles, and to ban high-capacity magazines (more than 10 bullets). This is pretty weak tea, and cuts out bills to ban assault weapons and require safe storage of guns in homes, but it seems to be the limit the Senate leadership will consider.
House consideration is this week, and the Senate will take up the measures next week. In between, though, will be a march on DC, and at Statehouses around the country, to say "enough". I think the Senate (not to mention some House members) need to hear that enough is enough. Please join us. Read more here.
p.s. Show your support with your presence and wear whatever you like, but lots of people will be wearing orange to support the RI Coalition Against Gun Violence.